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Oct 19
The Chequered Flag

We swear that Snetterton in Norfolk has its own micro-climate, so often, cold, windy, wet, or foggy, but for once in the middle of September largely sunny. Over the years Snetterton has often been a happy hunting ground for the Swallows team, yielding some great results, so we travelled east for the official Friday practice […]

Aug 16
Crofting Reaps Rewards

You have to go back a full six years for the last time the Jaguar Saloons and GT’s raced at Croft Circuit. But that 2017 season holds some happy memories. It was the debut season for Swallows Racing, and Croft produced Tom’s first podium finish. From our home in Somerset, it is nearly a 600-mile […]

Jul 05
Racing Round Up

The races have been coming thick and fast for the Swallows team. Our ‘home’ track of Castle Combe was first up for 10th/11th June weekend and only an hour from base. As we have all season, we were running four cars, Jack in the XK8, mended after the ‘off’ at Brands Hatch and the trio […]

Apr 26
Brands Hatch Roller Coaster

Racing is so often about the highs and lows; I always refer to it as the racing roller coaster! Our April race weekend had a fair amount of both, but as Robert F Kennedy once said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve, greatly.” Once again, we rolled up in the race […]

Mar 28
The Debutantes Having a Ball

The unveiling of the product of Swallows Racing winter labours at Silverstone GP circuit was much like aristocratic young ladies being wheeled out for the first time at a formal society ‘Debs’ ball. The XK8 was wearing a fine set new threads and looking extremely glamourous and it wasn’t long before a crowd had gathered […]

Mar 15
Do I have to have my car serviced at a main dealer to protect the manufacturer’s warranty?

Typically, we first see a car in the Swallows workshop when the manufacturers warranties have expired. Many owners wrongly believe that they must get their new car serviced at a main dealer to preserve their warranty. Whilst this may have been true many years ago it isn’t the case now and hasn’t been for some […]

Feb 08
Champions Reward

The prestigious British Automobile Racing Club end of season awards dinner were held at the luxury Old Thorns Resort in Hampshire on 4th February. The glamorous ‘black tie’ event saw recognition with a host of silverware being handed to BARC Champions including the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Champion Tom Ingram and Rokit Formula […]

Feb 07
Swallows Racing Helping to Build JEC TrackSport

When we were approached by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club towards the end of 2021 with an idea for a new track project as you could imagine, we were all ears. We had previously been involved with supporting JEC track days at Castle Combe in the past. But what they were proposing was a more formal […]

Oct 25
Swallows Season Finishes on a High Note

The CTCRC Jaguar Challenge finale at Donington Park on 22nd & 23rd October finished in much the same way as the season started for Swallows. Tom winning in the XJR6, Jack excelling well beyond expectation and Steve, Damian and Andrew all pulling out wonderful performances in their respective classes. Tom had already secured the championship […]

Oct 05
Swallows Racing Brings Smiles of TrackSport Time

. Nearly twelve months ago we sat down with our friends at the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club to map out a plan for the future of JEC track days under the new ‘banner’ of JEC TrackSport. Yesterday’s track day at our ‘home’ circuit Castle Combe, was the season culmination of a year building JEC TrackSport in […]

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